traffic safety News

New York Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Red-Light Cameras

New York City won dismissal of a lawsuit challenging its red-light cameras, the first in the U.S., the day before New Jersey is scheduled to shut down its program. Drivers fined for running traffic lights sued the city in December …

New Jersey Awards Cash to Combat Drunken Driving

New Jersey’s Highway Traffic Safety Division is giving more than $1.2 million to 165 police departments to combat drunken driving during the holiday season. The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign will take place between Friday and Jan. 2. …

Virginia State Police: 5 Traffic Deaths Over Thanksgiving Holiday

Virginia State Police say the state recorded its smallest number of Thanksgiving weekend traffic fatalities in more than two decades. Five people died during the holiday reporting period, which began at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, and ended at midnight …

Louisiana Husband Dead, Wife Hospitalized After Harley Hits Deer

Louisiana State Police say a Leesville man was killed and his wife was seriously injured when their motorcycle collided with a deer at night. Master Trooper Daniel “Scott” Moreau says 53-year-old Gordon Bolton and 57-year-old Monika Bolton both were wearing …

End Near, Future Uncertain for New Jersey’s Red-Light Cameras

A bane of motorists and a boon to municipal coffers, New Jersey’s red light cameras are a get-rich-quick scheme by towns or a worthwhile safety improvement that is saving lives, depending on where you sit. The cameras are scheduled to …

Red-Light Camera Debate Heats Up in New Jersey

Ground zero in the debate over New Jersey’s red light camera program shifted to a crowded, sweaty city hall office in Linden, New Jersey, Monday as the program’s most ardent critic locked horns with a mayor who wants to keep …

Cross-Sector Global Coalition Formed, Aiming to Cut Road Traffic Deaths

Ten major global companies have created “Together for Safer Roads,” a cross-sector coalition focused on improving road safety and reducing deaths and injuries by road traffic collisions around the world. The founding members are: Anheuser-Busch InBev, American International Group, AT&T, …

N.J. Red-Light Cameras Lose Support as Drivers Gripe Over Robotics, Glitches

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is leaning toward eliminating red-light cameras after a five-year test was fraught with glitches and gripes, even as data showed fewer crashes at intersections with the equipment. A pilot program begun in 2009 that snaps …

In NYC, Pedestrian-Cyclist Crash Deaths as Rare as Lawsuits

Jill Tarlov’s death from a collision with a cyclist in Central Park last week was a New York City rarity, as are lawsuits after bikers ram pedestrians. From 1996 to 2005, 11 pedestrians across New York City died after being …

NYC Mayor de Blasio Signs Traffic Safety Legislation

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed eleven bills into law Monday that are meant to improve traffic safety and reduce pedestrian fatalities in the nation’s largest city. The measures are among the first steps in de Blasio’s wide-ranging …